Ask clients where they want to live as they get older and most will probably respond that they want to remain in their own home. None of us want to think about getting old and becoming too frail to live independently.
Increasing life expectancies and improvements in medical technology mean we can expect to live longer and have more productive retirements. But there is still a high chance of needing help with daily living activities and/or medical care, especially at older ages.
The government is responding to public demands by funding more home care packages but these are not always adequate solutions. For many people a move to residential care is more suitable.